Originally, I planned to continue working in Massachusetts. My 9 year old dog stayed with my husband and is just perfect. But, being with 5 cats in a house in the woods, I was a little nervous so I decided to adopt. We ended adopting our Brindle Boxer Terrier mix and it was love at first sight. He is a about 1 1/2 years old and gets along well with Molly and our 7 cats (mostly strays). Then the opportunity came along and I'm now back in NY and so we have our 7 feline children and 2 canine children. It's just perfect. I love being with all of them. It's so rewarding.